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Nursing Act, No. 33 of 2005

Long title


To regulate the nursing profession; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION  TITLE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

CHAPTER 1. SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL
1. Definitions
2. South African Nursing Council
3. Objects of Council
4. Functions of Council
5. Composition and dissolution of Council
6. Disqualification from membership
7. Vacation of office
8. Termination of membership
9. Filling of vacancies
10. Chairperson and vice-chairperson of Council
11. Duties of chairperson
12. Meetings of Council
13. Quorum and procedure at meetings
14. Executive committee of Council
15. Other committees
16. Remuneration of members of Council and committees
17. Minister may rectify defects
18. Appointment of Registrar and staff
19. Duties of Registrar
20. Accounting duties of Registrar
21. Funding of expenditure
22. Bank account of Council
23. Council budget
24. Contents of annual budget and supporting documents
25. Unforeseen and unavoidable expenditure
26. Unauthorised, irregular or fruitless and wasteful expenditure
27. Cash management and investments
28. Disposal of capital assets
29. Corporate governance

CHAPTER 2. EDUCATION, TRAINING, RESEARCH, REGISTRATION AND PRACTICE
30. Scope of profession and practice of nursing
31. Registration as prerequisite to practise
32. Registration of learners
33. Limited registration
34. Registration of additional qualifications
35. Custody and publication of registers
36. Register as proof
37. Receipt as proof
38. Qualifications prescribed for registration
39. Conditions relating to continuing professional development
40. Community service
41. Regulation of research
42. Education and training
43. Use of certain titles
44. Removal from and restoration of name to register
45. Issue of duplication registration certificate, certificate of status, extract from register or certificate

CHAPTER 3. POWERS OF COUNCIL WITH REGARD TO PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
46. Inquiry by Council into charges of unprofessional conduct
47. Procedure of inquiry by Council
48. Postponement of imposition and suspension of operation of penalty
49. Suspension or removal from register related to professional conduct matters
50. Cogniscance by Council of conduct of registered persons under certain circumstances
51. Unfitness to practise due to impairment
52. Investigation of matters relating to teaching of learners

CHAPTER 4. OFFENCES BY PERSONS NOT REGISTERED
53. Penalties for practising as professional nurse, midwife, staff nurse, auxiliary nurse or auxiliary midwife while not registered
54. Penalty for misrepresentation inducing registration and false entries in register and impersonation
55. Penalties

CHAPTER 5. GENERAL AND SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS
56. Special provisions relating to certain nurses
57. Appeal against decisions of Council
58. Regulations
59. Rules
60. Repeal of laws
61. Transitional provisions
62. Short title and commencement
Sch. SCHEDULE (SECTION 60)
 
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